The idea of having a computer in an Altoids tin came to me back when in early 2012, shortly after the original Raspberry Pi came out. With the release of the Pi Zero, this became a possibility. The first version of the PiMiniMint contains a screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 32GB of storage, an infrared camera, and a full-sized USB port. When I decided to add a battery, I realized the camera needed to be removed. The current vision of the PiMiniMint contains a battery life of around 6-8hrs, a 2″ screen, 32GB of storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a full-sized USB port (in the form of an OTG cable).
NTSC/PAL (Television) TFT Display – 2.0″ Diagonal: Yes, this is an adorable miniature television! The visible display measures only 2.0″ diagonal, the TFT comes with a NTSC/PAL driver board. The display is very easy to use – simply connect 6-15VDC to the red and black wires, then connect a composite video source to the yellow and black wire. Voila, a television display! There’s a little button to adjust the LED backlight brightness (5 levels) – there is no other adjustment available but we found that the color and contrast look great right out of the box. (read more)
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.